Category Archives: Community News

Leesville Municipal Pool Opening Soon

Leesville, LA—The Community Services Department announced today that the Leesville Municipal Pool’s tentative opening date is set for June 7, 2014. Once an official opening date has been set, for the Municipal Pool, an announcement will be made.
It was determined that additional water treatments were needed in order to satisfy health and safety standards. The [...]

Adopt-A-Block Program to Hold Second Annual Backpack Giveaway August 2

[ June 2, 2014 to August 2, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – Faith Family Church’s Adopt-A-Block Program will hold its Second Annual Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the MLK Recreation and Community Center in Natchitoches for students in need. Backpacks will include school supplies such as crayons, rulers, scissors, notebooks, loose leaf paper, pencils, pens, binders, tissue, pencil pouches and folders.

The Backpack [...]

Setup Begins for CMN Telethon at Cabrini

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Volunteers and staff from Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital are busy today, with less than a day to go for their biggest weekend of the year. It’s time for the Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecast that begins tomorrow night in the hospital atrium.
These dedicated volunteers will run the phone banks, greet visitors and encourage area [...]

Zoo Event Moves to Riverfront Center Due to Rain

Rainy weather forces the Wild Night of the Arts to move from the Alexandria Zoo to the Riverfront Center. Members of friends of the Alexandria Zoo, known as FOTAZ, scrambled to move everything to a different location, decorating and setting up tables for the gala event.
This is a new format for the annual Wild Side [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend in Cenla

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The Kisatchie National Forest is hosting a series of derbies this weekend and next. It starts tomorrow morning at seven at Valentine Lake Recreation Area.
And learn the basics of ceramics during a workshop at the Alexandria Museum of Art tomorrow. That begins at 10.
And it’s movie night tomorrow at Westside Regional Library. It begins at [...]

Car Seat Event Held Today

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What if you had a piece of life saving equipment, but you didn’t know how to use it?
That’s the predicament for a lot of parents. Car seats for children are not always used properly.
Today, a car seat event was held at Rapides Regional.

Trooper Moreau says it’s not that difficult to learn the proper installation, but [...]

Seniors Enjoy Month of Olympic Games

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A month of games comes to an end today for seniors in their own olympics. They took part in several events, from track and field to shuffleboard, and even challenges like a spelling bee. Winners of these games will head to state competitions.
Today, all the athletes took part in a health and fitness day with [...]

Historian Tells Rotary: First Bowie Knife Made in Central LA

Here’s a fact you may not know about Central Louisiana. Historians tell us the first Bowie knife ever forged was made on the banks of Bayou Boeuf in the Bunkie area.
Today, members of the Rotary Club there heard the story about their link to history.

The knife became famous for being used by Bowie at the [...]

AMoA Now A Blue Star Museum

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You will see a big, blue star hanging in the Alexandria Museum of Art. It means this museum is free all summer for military personnel and their families.
Sarah LeBoeuf explains how Alexandria is now a Blue Star Museum.

The Alexandria Museum of Art wants to get the word out to those associated with Camp Beauregard, Fort [...]

Alexandria Rotary Club Honors Civic Work

The Rotary Club of Alexandria hands out an award for civic work.
Wayne Denley takes the honors this year. He chaired the successful dragon boat races for the Alexandria Museum of Art.
The honor goes to a resident who best exemplifies service to others. The Rotary Club has given it out 16 times.

Last year the award went [...]